Granular Cell Tumors of the Esophagus: A Report of Two Cases and Review of the Literature

De S. Coutinho, Domingos S.; Soga, Jun; Yoshikawa, Tokihiro; Miyashita, Kaoru; Tanaka, Otsuo; Sasaki, Koichi; Muto, Terukazu; Shimizu, Takeaki
October 1985
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Oct1985, Vol. 80 Issue 10, p758
Academic Journal
Two patients with granular cell tumors of the esophagus are presented. Both were men, 54 and 51 years old, respectively, and without tumor-related complaints. Diagnosis was made by esophagogram and endoscopic biopsy. The two patients were treated with a left thoracotomy and local excision of the tumors. A review of the world literature was carried out and data of general interest were collected. The symptoms and management of esophageal granular cell tumors, as well as histogenesis, are discussed.


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